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Publisher's Summary

In the shore town of Sea Breeze, Sadie discovers that fame is nothing in the face of passion. A steamy listen from best-selling author Abbi Glines.

Sadie White’s summer job is at the beach, but she won’t be working as a lifeguard. Since her mom is pregnant and refuses to work, Sadie will be taking over as a domestic servant for a wealthy family on a nearby island.

When the family arrives at their summer getaway, Sadie is surprised to learn that the owner of the house is Jax Stone, one of the hottest teen rockers in the world. If Sadie were normal - if she hadn’t spent her life raising her mother and taking care of the house - maybe she’d be excited about working for a rock star. But she’s not.

Even though Sadie isn’t impressed by Jax’s fame, he is drawn to her. Everything about Sadie fascinates Jax, but he fights his attraction: Relationships never work in his world, and as badly as he wants Sadie, he believes she deserves more. Yet as the summer stretches on, Jax’s passion leaves him breathless - and Sadie feels like the only source of oxygen.

Can their love overcome the disparity in their lifestyles? One breath at a time, they’re going to find out.....

©2013 Abby Glines (P)2013 Simon & Schuster

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Sweet story...

What made the experience of listening to Breathe the most enjoyable?

Wonderful romantic story where love concurs all. Having a male and female narrator only enhances the story.

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Awful Technology

Audio keeps stopping. Almost impossible to read and listen at the same time. Do not recommend.

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Great Story with the young adult

Loved this story. Of course, I wouldn't want my high school kids to see what goes on between Sadie and Jax. Wouldn't want to encourage it. Cute story. I can only imagine how stressful it is being a teen heart throb. The author came up with the perfect type of girl that would be right for Jax. The narrators did a good job as well.

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Juvenile

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I know I'm among the few that didn't love this book, but it just never did anything for me. I struggled with ever turning it on (hence taking 5 months to finish it). This book is the prime example of why I hesitate to read YA. It ends up being a walking cliche: the clueless virgin, the lonely rockstar, insta-love, crappy parents, angst and jealousy because there's no communication, the forgotten birth control, and I could go on. I really struggled to find any redeeming qualities in this book, so it's safe to say I won't be continuing with the author or series.

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  • Misty
  • Washington
  • 12-05-15

All sorts of feels

I don't typically like rock star books, but I have it a try based on reviews and I'm so glad I did. The performance by Shayna and Kirby was spot on and the story was so sweet and emotional. Can't wait to continue on with this series.

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Atrocious Female Voice/Actor

Where does Breathe rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Terrible female reader. Ruined the book but I already paid so my loss.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Breathe?

See above

How did the narrator detract from the book?

See above

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

See above

Any additional comments?

None

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Yvette
  • GILBERT, AZ, United States
  • 05-02-14

A NICE YA NOVEL

I bought this book after reading the "Too Far" series without realizing it was in the YA genre. For me, this book was a good "in between" book when you're too burnt out of the more dark, ansty, drama-filled reads. It's evident that this is an earlier work by Abbi Glines. I liked Jax Stone, the teen, rock star sensation. He reminded me of a Jonas brother as he came across as an All-American good guy who was tired of the superficial, highly publicized celebrity lifestyle seeking something more in life. Well, he certainly finds it! While vacationing in Sea Breeze, Alabama in his luxury family home, he catches sight of the very beautiful Sadie White who is in his employment as a maid. Sadie is somewhat of an "old soul" as she is very mature for her age of 17 years. She has had to grow up quickly living with an irresponsible single mother, who at the moment is pregnant. Sadie takes on this job to support her household.

The secondary characters are endearing. I felt bad for Marcus (Sadie's work colleague) as he experienced unrequited love from Sadie. I enjoyed Ms. Mary, the head of the service personnel, and I also liked Marcus' younger sister Amanda.

The love story between Jax and Sadie was sweet and not too steamy. Because the leads were so young, this book felt unfinished, even when you knew they would end up together at the end. There isn't a real solution since Sadie is still living under another person's roof (since she's under age) and both Sadie and Jax can only dream and plan about their future together. I understand their story is further developed and explored in the books that follow. I'm not sure if I will continue with the series as it's a bit too tame for my liking. I may continue when I'm in an "in between" phase again, but this is more due to my own preferences and not that there was anything wrong with this book or series.

Narrator: I really liked Shayna Thibodeaux's narration. She brought an ease and casualty that radiated through and made this one easy listen. I thought Kirby Heybourne did well also.

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  • Jac
  • PUEBLO, CO, United States
  • 03-15-14

Enjoyed it - despite some obvious flaws

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes - Although read my full review in the additional comments to really see my explanation.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Kirby Heyborne and Shayna Thibodeaux ?

I loved Shayna, but Kirby just didn't mesh with the story for me.

Any additional comments?

A few months back Breathe was on sale on Audible (a BOGO deal, if I remember) so I bought it and then forgot it. I tend to do that a lot – then when I’m desperate for an audiobook (because my house needs cleaned or something) I go through my forgotten books and pick one. I finally did that two days ago, and I couldn’t stop listening!!

I have a love/hate relationship with the characters in Breathe. Jax and Sadie? They drive me kind of insane. Their whole insta-love, “you are my air” **GAG** just made me want to barf. But I kept reading, because I loved Sadie’s relationship with Marcus. I loved Miss Mary. I wanted to know what happened with Sadie’s no-good mom! (Who I’m royally pissed that everyone kind of ignored, because if all these people care about this 17 year old girl so much, how come none of them even realize or do anything about the fact that she is paying all the bills, going to school and taking care of her mother? How come Jax never questioned more? Etc, etc, etc.)

I have never read an Abbi Glines book (despite everyone telling me I would LOVE her) so this was a pleasant surprise. Despite my distaste for the two main characters? I loved this book. (I know, that’s odd – I didn’t like the main part of the story. But I loved it anyway.) There was so much with the secondary characters, so many relationships, and everything was so complete and vivid.

We all know what makes or breaks an audiobook is a narrator sometimes. I loved the female narrator (Shayna Thibodeaux) but the male? (Kirby Heyborne) just didn’t fit the characters in my mind. Everytime Jax had his viewpoint I would cringe a little.

After glancing at all the Goodreads reviews, I am seeing that I’m not alone on my feelings about Jax and Sadie – but I seem to differ in that I really liked the book despite (or maybe in spite of) that. I’ve already purchased and downloaded Book #2 in the Sea Breeze series, Because of Low.

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  • Nyoka
  • Brownstown, MI, United States
  • 02-20-14

Excellent

You won't want to stop listening to this book, I didn't put it down until the end..

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  • Stacey
  • Capon Bridge, WV, United States
  • 02-14-14

Very Sweet & Romantic!!!!

Which character – as performed by Kirby Heyborne and Shayna Thibodeaux – was your favorite?

All the characters are good. Their accents and their attitudes are funny and great to listen to. The only person I didn't really care for was Sadie's mom.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed and cried. There are some very funny moments and very sweet romantic moments that are very touching that will make you cry.

Any additional comments?

This book is a good quick listen. Its funny and really sweet and very touching. A teenage girl that is doing everything on her own and the rock star that falls in luv with her. Great!! I'd definitely listen to this again.